Is This Anything?

Bob’s Pick: Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld You are walking down the streets of New York City at night. Depending upon what streets in New York, this can sometimes be a harrowing or terrifying experience.  But hold on, not to worry. You happen to be in Times Square!  The air is electrifying, the crowds…

Darius the Great is Not Okay

Rebecca’s Pick: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram Named after the third Persian King of the Achaemenid Empire – Darius feels anything but Great. As a “Fractional Persian,” Darius is a high school teenager who doesn’t fit in at school or at home because he doesn’t act (or look) exactly like everyone…

Child of Vengeance

Bob’s Pick: Child of Vengeance by David Kirk In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Japan had a feudal society. The society was organized around competing vassal states. Each state was ruled by a daimyo or “lord” who in turn served allegiance to a shogun or “military overlord”. They all in turn owed obeisance…

Writing My Wrongs

Cori’s Pick: Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor In a recent internet rabbit hole moment, I ended up on the MIT Idea Lab site in their Director’s Fellows listing. (I truly don’t remember where this internet endeavor started, where it was going, OR how many clicks I must have made to end up there, hundreds?)…

Sitting Pretty

Cori’s Pick: Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig Perception is an interesting thing.  A coworker once told me, ‘…their perception is their reality.’  It’s amazing how long this simple insight has stuck with me.  Although we are all here on Earth living our lives together, we simultaneously live in our own realities, which differ greatly; and…

Delicate, Edible Birds by Lauren Groff

Jane’s Pick: Delicate, Edible Birds by Lauren Groff Ortolan – a small beautiful songbird that people eat whole in one bite. Diners traditionally cover their heads with their napkin while eating the delicacy to hide the shame and gross reality of eating something so beautiful whole, crunching on bones, swallowing fat, entails, and feet –…

The Last Wish

                                                Bob’s Pick: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski This book was very enjoyable. Like many other good books, it could be read at many different levels. It is multi-layered like a delectable campfire S’mores, alternating events chapter by chapter to offer the reader morsels of crisp reality followed by rewards of tasty insights and…

Impossible Music

Rebecca’s Pick: Impossible Music by Sean Williams Simon Rain is a musician. A budding rock star, if you will.He’s got the guitar. He’s got the clothes. He’s got the long hair. But one thing he doesn’t have: the ability to hear music. Not anymore. Simon woke up one morning and he couldn’t hear anything. He…

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Jane’s Pick: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny OdellI started reading this book right as the pandemic shut down our lives. To reduce my anxiety, I found myself reading this book outside in the fresh air. This book made me look around and realize that the mindset of productivity above all…

Love and Other Words

Cori’s Pick: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren Back in early August I reviewed Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners.  It was the perfect beach read with lots of much needed laughs.  So naturally, I picked up a few of her other titles including this one and fell in love with Christina Lauren all over again! …